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Water Buffalo Theology has 48 ratings and 5 reviews. Michael said: Dr. Kosuke Koyama () was a Princeton-trained Japanese theologian. He taught f. Water Buffalo Theology, written by Kosuke Koyama, is an expression of an Koyama’s development and contextualization of Christian theology in the Thai. By Kosuke Koyama In this revised and expanded version of Water Buffalo Theology, the author, who served as a missionary in Thailand and Singapore.

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Retrieved from ” https: He felt no 38 Kosuke Koyama, 50 Meditations. Especially as regards Western sometimes arrogant, culturally-insensitive missiology. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

This book, written with a delightful sense of humor sprinkled throughout, is a thought-provoking collection of essays by Dr. Idols are not holy. Thus in actuality it is theoloyy birth, aging, or death that are suffering, but rather the mistaken concept that this birth is my birth, that this aging is my aging and that this death is my death that leads to suffering. Who’s Who in Christianity.

As Jesus established the center by moving to the periphery, so we too must become broken and move to the periphery, forsaking glory for the purpose of seeing the healing of loyama broken world take place. Only in this way is salvation in the name of God possible. In Search of a “Personality” of Theology in Asia.

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The latter is the I who is sent to live in the midst of the reality of his neighbour, and his Christian existence hangs on the claim his neighbour makes on him.

In addition to eliminating several chapters, Koyama also adds kyoama on his “pilgrimage in mission. His last work was Theology and Violence: This brokenness, an image also used in Mahayana Buddhism from time to time buffslo, is creative. The God Who is Continuous.

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The periphery is not a forsaken place. Bufcalo York, New York: What this eucharistic message means is that when embrace is shown as a more ultimate image of the saving truth than that of confrontation, it meant the fusion of brokenness and loneliness. Koyama says God’s “first and fundamental gift” to us is “the constant awareness that we are under the judgment of the Word of God. When one thrology at the various sectors of Asia, for example, each has a history of various encounters with the West which also need to be interpreted.

As an aside, to me it’s interesting how the practice of many contemporary Christians is marked by passionate attachment koymaa with attempts to live with greater perspective and more detachment.

The incarnation is the ultimate event of contextualization. It requires that we move into areas of ambiguity.

He asks questions that are not typically asked. Write a customer review. There are two images of history. Open to the public. In Koyama moved again, this time to New Zealand, where he took up the post of lecturer in phenomenology of religion at the University of Otago, in Dunedin. Toward a Crucified Mind. In addition to elimin Water Buffalo Theology marked the emergence of a self-conscious Asian Christian theology, on the world scene when it was published in I must become totally apathetic to the process of eating, for it is solely for the purpose of satisfying an illusory hunger of an illusory being.

On the other hand, if it is good, then greed will occur. He is moved to wrath at injustice toward the weak and the 44 Ibid. Edition 25th anniversary ed. Lending restrictions apply Book English Show 0 more libraries Whereas Kitamori touched on the personal ethic, Koyama has developed and expanded this ethic to the full dimensions of a global community. Pat rated it it was amazing Apr 19, To ask other readers questions about Water Buffalo Theologyplease sign up.


Water Buffalo Theology is liberation theology, ecological theology, theology of the cross, a Christianity in this country won’t always be well, it isn’t now! Some very interesting insights from a different era of missions in Asia through the eyes of a Western-trained Asian.

As we already mentioned, his experiences from the war, as well as examples from his everyday life as a missionary and teacher often serve him in the development of theological reflection. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

It is that Craving which gives rise to fresh rebirth and, bound up with pleasure and lust, now here, now there, finds ever fresh delight.

In No Handle on the Cross: Yet there are elements of the polytheistic cosmological world, the cyclical, relaxed culture, which are too rich and precious to be lightly discarded, and which can make very significant and positive contributions to the Christian faith, such as loyalty, filial piety to kosuks and community, and self-negation.

What now, O monks, is the noble truth of Suffering? These 2 locations in New South Wales: Joshua Jalandoon rated it really liked it Aug 27, We now have a view from the periphery and must take the periphery seriously. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.